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Tapestry Media is a Melbourne-based Australian production company with a mission to tackle issues that matter and tell stories that engage and entertain.


Our name honours the weaving together of people and stories that our films represent.


Our work has screened in major film festivals around the world and we work with some of the leading broadcasters and distributors globally.



Kirsten Mallyon


John Cherry

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Kirsten Mallyon began her storytelling life at the University of Adelaide with a BA in Drama Studies. 


Her first film was Each Grain of Rice, about life in an orphanage in Vietnam. Her highlights include The Unlikely Pilgrims about people recovering from addiction walking the Spanish Camino de Santiago (premiered as finalist, Sydney Film Festival, then screened at festivals globally, ABC Australia Network), Hidden History, a detective story following Wiradjuri artist Brook Andrew's search for lost ethnography about First Nations people (SBS TV and Australia Network), and Motorkite Dreaming, following two mates flying across Australia in Microlights (Red Bull TV, SBS, and NITV).

She is a producer, writer and director.



John Cherry is an award-winning producer who values rigour, curiosity, humour, and candour in documentary-telling, and has a track record of innovating financing models. 


John has produced and directed for some of the world’s leading broadcasters including Discovery, National Geographic, ABC, SBS, 7mate, Nine, Ten and the Smithsonian Channel and his credits include IF Award-winning feature documentary Strange Birds in Paradise, which packed multiple music/event cinema screenings at it’s IDFA world premiere before screening on SBS, ABC’s Australia Network and France Televisions, SPA-Award nominated feature and hybrid-release series, Motorkite Dreaming, co-produced with Red Bull Media House, SBS and NITV for simultaneous theatrical, broadcast and online release, and The Unlikely Pilgrims which was finalist in the Sydney Film Festival’s prestigious Foxtel Documentary Prize before finding a home globally with Amazon Prime.

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